Monday, August 31, 1998 Published at 19:42 GMT 20:42 UK
Hundreds join Paris vigil
Cars gather above the Pont de l'Alma tunnel
In Paris, around 300 people gathered at the entrance to the Pont de l'Alma tunnel - scene of the crash in which Diana, Princess of Wales, died.
The crowd gathered around the Flame of Liberty statue, which has become the unofficial shrine to the princess.
An all-night candlelit vigil near the entrance to the tunnel also marked the place where she was fatally injured.
Among the visitors was the off-duty doctor who was the first arrive at the crash scene.
Dr Frederic Mailliez told those who gathered near the underpass: "I wish I could have done more."
Messages and poems
With the police blocking pedestrian access to the tunnel where the crash occurred, the statue has become the focus for tributes.
Messages and poems in many languages along with bouquets of lilies, roses and wild flowers adorned the base of the statue.
"To Diana, the most beautiful, nice and charming of roses," said one card. "Diana, you are always here in our hearts. You were one of us. We will never forget you," said another.
Dr Mailliez, who took Diana's pulse and spoke to her in English, talked to people gathered near the tunnel.
He said: "It's a very sad day, I will never forget it. It was not the first accident I attended and it won't be the last.
"But this was very hard because the victim was very famous."
He also called for an official monument in the city in tribute to the woman France still refers to as "Lady Di".
He said: "People are laying flowers here which is wonderful, but it's not exactly at the right place and it's not a shrine built for her. They have come to pay their respects and there is clearly a demand for something special to be placed here."
Mindy Smith, 68, from Salford, Manchester, spoke to the doctor with other well-wishers reassuring him he had done his best.
"I told him he was very brave to come here again," she said.
"At least we know Diana had someone as kind as him to reassure her while all the paparazzi were trying to get pictures of her."
"I've come down for the day," said Bob Bailey from southern England. "I once sat behind the princess at a concert and she smiled at me. I felt I had to come to say a little prayer for her."
Abhiroope Sud, a Paris resident, said: "I came a year ago as soon as I heard about Diana's death. The square that day was full of people. Everyone was in tears."
One year later the square was much less crowded.
Julie Pallares, from California, said: "I'm surprised there aren't more people here today."